(Reposted from thedailynap.) Talking to my husband and my friends about video games always reminds me how my family was slightly outside the norm when it came to this form of entertainment. Some of it, I realize, stems from selective memory. Just because I don’t remember time limits and forced quits for dinner time doesn’t … More Growing Up on Games
It may come as no surprise that I was a library kid. Libraries are a very fond memory of mine, from childhood through college and into adulthood. I remember going at least once a week – sometimes twice! – with my mom and sisters, sometimes the kids she was watching, too. (That was around the … More Let’s Go to the Library!
With Mother’s Day less than a week away (and with the lovely gift she sent to honor my motherhood) I felt a need to speak about my mother and one of the many ways she made me who I am today. Though she at times denies it, my mother is a very intelligent person. She … More A Mother’s Logic
I almost thought I’d have nothing today, but while mowing the lawn on Monday I couldn’t help but think about how my mother could make anything – even mowing – fun. I don’t mean she made it fun for me to mow, rather she made it fun that she was mowing. One house from my … More My Mother Mowing
I have reminded my husband so much about the boundless energy children in my family have that now he reminds me whenever I lament our very active toddler. There are many examples growing up, and being grown up around the children of cousins, which highlight the high energy and daring of people with my genes. … More Our Very Own Olympics
What is wrong with a family when one person can’t trust another? When locks go on doors When clothes, clothes! Overpriced fabric with logos and jokes that at times are barely clothes at all! When fucking clothes are hoarded like a dragon’s gold To be sat upon, unused Why deny kinship Why invite tears and … More Family
As I’ve grown older and my world wider I have come to realize that in some things I am not as unique as my grade school peers would have had me think. What a round about way to say: I’m a girl and I read science fiction. If you read that and said, “So what?” … More Why (I Think) I Read Science Fiction